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Theaters + Fine Arts Centers


8 E. Galena Blvd.

Aurora, IL 60506

(630) 549-6293

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About Paramount Theatre

Paramount owns and manages multiple venues throughout downtown Aurora.  Paramount Theatre produces and presents over 300 performances each year, including touring productions including comedians and singing groups in addition to a self-produced Broadway Series of musicals for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. 


Paramount also produces shows in the Copley Theatre with the all-new BOLD series, a 4 show series about thought-provoking topics such as race, culture, love, loss and humanity. 


With summer starting soon, concerts at RiverEdge Park will kick off in June with a lineup including national touring artists, cover bands and local artists. 


Children and adults can take classes for vocal, music and dance lessons along with theatrical production at the Paramount School of the Arts.  Visit the Meyer Ballroom if you’re looking for a wedding or events venue.  

norris cultural arts center

1040 Dunham Rd, St. Charles, IL

(630) 584-7200

  • This art gallery also has a 1,000-seat performance theater with a hydraulically operated orchestra pit that can be raised to one foot above the stage to showcase performers, flush with the stage to expand the stage area, or lower than the stage for its traditional use as an orchestra pit.



fine line creative arts center

37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles, IL 


  • Fine Line Creative Arts Center of St. Charles supports artists and the larger community through instruction, exploration and exhibition of traditional and innovative arts and crafts, its mission enriched by a natural and inspirational setting. 



steel beam theatre

111 W. Main Street, St. Charles, IL

(630) 587-8521

  • Steel Beam Theatre has focused on presenting passionate, engaging, provoking – but always entertaining – professional theatre that’s accessible and affordable to all audiences.

  • Performances held SPORADICALLY throughout the year

St. Charles

marquee youth stage

619 W Main St, St. Charles, IL

(630) 762-0354

  • While this is a great place for youth and teens to take lessons, their goal is to increase performing arts opportunities by teaching the skills and knowledge of how theater can serve and benefit the community at large. 

  • Performances held SPORADICALLY throughout the year

St. Charles

arcada theatre

105 E Main Street, St. Charles, IL
(630) 797-5991

  • Arcada Theatre features live musical performances, concerts, theatrical performances, corporate events, festivals, dinner theatre at the 2nd floor Club Arcada Speakeasy.

  • Performances YEAR-ROUND

St. Charles

Geneva center for the arts

321 Stevens St Suite Q, Geneva, IL

  • The purpose of the Geneva Center for the Arts is to increase access to the arts, fostering cultural enrichment and community growth among the residents and visitors to Geneva, IL.



playhouse 38

321 Stevens Street, Suite P, Geneva, IL (entrance in rear of building)

(630) 232-4542

  • The Geneva Park District's Youth Theater Productions feature young actors ranging in ages from 7-17 and provide a full theater experience, including costumes, lighting, props, backgrounds, and more. Productions include both theatrical plays and musicals. Playhouse 38 produces both musical and non-musical adult productions throughout the year.

  • Performances SPORADICALLY throughout the year


water street studios

160 S Water St, Batavia, IL

(630) 761-9977

  • Water Street Studios is an art gallery that has become an integral cultural hub that draws, enriches and supports renowned artists, experienced art teachers, talented students and the art and culture-loving public from all over the Fox Valley and beyond.

  • Open Wednesday - Sunday YEAR-ROUND


hemmens cultural center

45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL

(630) 863-0713

  • Home to the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the Hemmens Cultural Center has 1,200-seats and is the cornerstone of Elgin’s growing arts community for musical performances, concerts, theatrical performances, and more.

  • Performances YEAR-ROUND


paramount theatre

23 E. Galena Boulevard, Aurora, IL 

(630) 896–6666

  • Paramount continues to provide world-class entertainment—including dance, music, Broadway-caliber theatre, and children’s programming—for an annual audience of 350,000 patrons from over 250 communities. 

  • Performances YEAR-ROUND


copley theatre

8 E. Galena Boulevard, Aurora, IL

(630) 896-6666

  • The Copley Theatre underwent a major renovation, transforming into an intimate, contemporary space to house their next creative adventure: intimate, emotional, and timely dramatic pieces. This semi-circe theatre provides every patron with an incredible seat!

  • Performances YEAR-ROUND


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